Reading Challenge 2016

2016The Craftyguidelets love to read.   My eldest can be in the middle of 3 or 4 books at a time, but still knows exactly what is going on in each.   I used to devour books when I commuted into London.   But now my commute is from the kitchen to the living room or the office, and my volunteering has expanded, the time I allocate to reading books has reduced considerably.

With a queue of books on my Kindle app and a pile of books in the cupboard, I decided to set myself up on the Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge.   As well as keeping my list short with a realistic target of only 12 books, I thought I’d try and find books from different categories to mix it up a bit.

  1. An unfinished book – Helen Fielding – Mad About the Boy – finished
  2. A new author to me.
  3. A classic read.
  4. A book recommended by a librarian.
  5. A book that’s been adapted into a film.
  6. A celebrity autobiography – Mary Portas – Shop Girl – now reading
  7. A book written by/about a historical figure.
  8. An award winning book.
  9. A children’s book.
  10. A celebrity book club read.
  11. A book I should have read at school rather than just the York Notes.
  12. A Goodreads recommendation.

I am one book in and it’s only 8th January – go me!   My little widgety thing at the side of my blog keeps the tally, and hopefully I’ll read more than my target.

Are you doing any reading challenges this year?

2 thoughts on “Reading Challenge 2016”

  1. I have had a kindle for 4 or 5 years now, and read even more than I used to when I worked fulltime. I read a variety of genres, particularly enjoying crime, romance and biographies. I became a volunteer reading helper with the charity Beanstalk in December, and now “work” two afternoons a week at a local school encouraging three children with their reading. As I usually only get to read when I go to bed, I don’t think I have time for a reading challenge at the moment but good luck to you!

    1. Being a reading volunteer sounds like a great thing to do. I used to enjoy volunteering at school which included listening to children read, but I haven’t had much time for that recently.

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